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WBGO's award-winning half-hour news magazine. Hard-hitting, informative and fun.

WBGO's award-winning half-hour news magazine. Hard-hitting, informative and fun.
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Newark, NJ

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WBGO's award-winning half-hour news magazine. Hard-hitting, informative and fun.

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@wbgonews

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English

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Newark Public Radio, Inc. 54 Park Place Newark, NJ 07102 973-624-8880


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The WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series Brings Music Education and Family Fun Together

10/13/2017
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What a treat for you this Saturday at the WBGO Kids Jazz Concert at Newark Symphony Hall. Not only will the one-hour event be hosted by WBGO's Gary Walker, but it will feature the work of jazz and blues pianist, composer, singer producer and educator Eli Yamin. Yamin remembers when he was a teen he worked for WBGO and couldn't resist playing the piano in the station's performance studio. That same piano is still there today. Yamin will be joined by many terrific performers including singer...

Duration: 00:24:22


Screenwriter Hampton Fancher Helps Craft "Blade Runner 2049"

10/7/2017
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The 1982 motion picture Blade Runner opened to mixed reviews but eventually came to be considered a science fiction masterpiece. It is now included in the Library Of Congress' National Film Registry. A sequel, Blade Runner 2049 , opened in movie theaters Friday. WBGO 's Jon Kalish reports on how the screenwriter Hampton Fancher helped craft both films. Click above to hear Jon's feature.

Duration: 00:05:40


"New Jersey's Next Governor with Steve Adubato" Airs October 14th on WBGO

10/6/2017
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Political analyst and television and radio host Steve Adubato, Jr. is giving you a chance to get to know who will be in charge of the Garden State following the November election. New Jersey's Next Governor with Steve Adubato airs on WBGO Saturday October 14th at 6am. During the one-hour program, Steve chats individually with Republican candidate Kim Guadagno and Democratic candidate Phil Murphy. Murphy and Guadagno will also square off in their first gubernatorial date this coming...

Duration: 00:08:06


Screenwriter Hampton Fancher Helps Craft "Blade Runner 2049"

10/6/2017
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The 1982 motion picture Blade Runner opened to mixed reviews but eventually came to be considered a science fiction masterpiece. It is now included in the Library Of Congress' National Film Registry. A sequel, Blade Runner 2049 , opened in movie theaters Friday. WBGO 's Jon Kalish reports on how the screenwriter Hampton Fancher helped craft both films. Click above to hear Jon's feature.

Duration: 00:05:41


Conference Sheds Light on Ways to Cope With PTSD

10/6/2017
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is often associated with military personnel, first responders, and others whose livelihood puts them in dangerous situations. A US Department of Veterans Affairs study shows one in two people experience a traumatic event that could cause PTSD at some point in their life. “You can get bit by a dog. You can be in a car accident or witness a car accident. You can be the victim of a mugging or watch somebody get mugged. You can almost drown or work in an ER. You...

Duration: 00:04:05


Tom Petty Biographer Warren Zanes Remembers His Friend

10/5/2017
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Legendary rock singer, songwriter and guitarist Tom Petty died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 66. Petty biographer Warren Zanes stopped by the WBGO studios to talk about Petty's influence on him and the music world. Zanes penned Petty: The Biography in late 2015. During the emotional interview, Zanes discussed why he was so interested in Tom Petty, the man and the musician. "I was 12 when I first heard the Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers record and you know to my ears I heard the best of...

Duration: 00:27:31


Montauk Remains The Larget Commercial Fishing Port in New York State

10/2/2017
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While commercial fishing goes back to the late 17th Century in Cape May, it has been based in Montauk on the very eastern tip of Long Island for nearly that long. Montauk is the largest commercial fishing port in New York State today. WBGO's Jon Kalish recently went out with a commercial fishing vessel to see what the work is like.

Duration: 00:05:59


Theater Critic Michael Bourne Reviews A Clockwork Orange

9/29/2017
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Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews the off-Broadway production of A Clockwork Orange.

Duration: 00:03:57


Laughs Await You at GSP's "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change"

9/29/2017
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George Street Playhouse's new season begins in October with an updated version of the record breaking off-Broadway musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change . Two of the stars of the show, Lindsay Nicole Chambers and George Merrick, sat down this week with WBGO News Director Doug Doyle to talk about their multiple roles in the musical. The world of dating has evolved so this newly revisited musical will tackle modern love in all its forms and will mark the first show at GSP's interim...

Duration: 00:34:30


Hugh Hefner's Big Contributions to Jazz

9/28/2017
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Hugh Hefner, who created Playboy magazine and turned it into a media and entertainment giant, has died at the age of 91.

Duration: 00:05:59


VH1 Bringing Music Back To Newark Public Schools

9/21/2017
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8 year old Deion Searles is a third grader at Camden Street School in Newark’s central ward, one of seven schools in the district to receive a share of the 250 brand new instruments donated through the VH1’s Save the Music Foundation. At Camden Street School, students in grades K-4 will now be able to learn to play the violin. “I never ever, ever, ever used a real guitar or a violin or a tuba, nothing like tat. It feels one hundred percent good, and plus I’m really really, really, really,...

Duration: 00:03:15


Building a Culture of Health in Newark Conference Set for September 28th

9/21/2017
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The first annual Building a Culture of Health in Newark Conference will take place Thursday, September 28th at the NJIT Campus Center at 150 Bleeker Street in Newark. The director of the Greater Newark Healthcare Coalition, Keri Logosso-Misurell sat down with WBGO News Director Doug Doyle to talk about the day-long conference. The conference will feature a number of breakout sessions that will focus on healthy homes, food and fitness, adverse childhood experiences and other issues related...

Duration: 00:13:00


"Silk City" On Display At the Paterson Museum

9/19/2017
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The city of Paterson has a rich and well-documented industrial history. On the site that was once the Rogers Locomotive and Machine works plant, is where the Paterson Museum is today. Giacomo Destefano is the museum director. He says revolutions in the silk and firearms industries crossed paths not too far away. “The silk industry in the United States started right here. The first successful spinning of silk onto bobbins took place in the winter and spring of 1839 to 1840 in the old gun...

Duration: 00:02:55


Michael Shannon Stars in Sam Shepard's Simpatico

9/18/2017
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Michael Shannon has been a success on stage, screen and television and he has plenty of hardware to prove it. The Tony and Oscar-nominated actor is bringing his talents to McCarter Theatre in Princeton for the latest performance of Simpatico. Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in Simpatico , a tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from the late Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. McCarter is proud to collaborate with...

Duration: 00:17:54


Savion Glover Pays Tribute To John Coltrane

9/15/2017
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WBGO's Alexandra Hill chats with tap master and NJPAC Dance Advisor Savion Glover talks about his latest project, an original song-and-dance piece that salutes the genius of jazz icon John Coltrane, starring 40 kids representing his home city of Newark, his love of jazz, and what's next for the dance phenom.

Duration: 00:14:38


Bad Girls Theme For This Year's Toronto International Film Festival

9/15/2017
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The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival concludes this weekend. Toronto has been the home of big titles for the past two decades, ramping up from a local festival at its inception to becoming the dominant film festival in North America—the other key festival in North America being Sundance -- and one of the three or four key debut festivals in the world. Think American Beauty some 18 years ago and Moonlight last year. That achievement reflects how the business model has changed over...

Duration: 00:07:17


State Board of Ed Approves, Newark Will Regain Control of Schools

9/14/2017
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It’s been over two decades since plundering graduation rates, and overall poor performance forced the state to seize control of Newark Public Schools. In recent years, a combination of state and city led initiatives changed education in Brick City. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie calls the return of local control a watershed moment. “In the last six years, the accomplishments of this system are very impressive. The job is certainly not complete, but we’ve made real progress at times in...

Duration: 00:02:55


Guadagno Promoting Ethics Reform Plan

9/12/2017
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Republican New Jersey gubernatorial nominee Kim Guadagno says the goal of her ethics reform plan is to restore the public's faith in state government. Guadagno believes the most important part of her plan is term limits for elected state officials. “I think that people need to spend two terms at most serving their state. No one should rely on a state elected position for their job. I don’t think that leads to good government. I think that in fact leads to bad government. They forget who...

Duration: 00:02:06


Walk To Fight Alzheimers

9/11/2017
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Alzheimer’s New Jersey kicks off its “Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s” events this fall in Ocean, Hudson, Mercer and Bergen Counties. The walks are the largest events for the organization to raise awareness and fund its local programs that provide support for those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. WBGO's Alexandra Hill recently sat down with Vice President of Development and Marketing Julie Shculdner and this year’s Walk to Fight ambassador Giselle Bellas to hear about what it’s like to care for...

Duration: 00:10:14


Navigating the NYC Primary Ballot 2017

9/8/2017
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Ang Santos: So Bob, in New York City, which is overwhelmingly Democratic, doesn't the primary carry the weight of the General election? Bob Hennelly: Absolutely, with the exception of Staten Island and some pockets in Brooklyn, it’s a sea of blue. And once the candidate gets wins in the primary they can start measuring the drapes for their new offices or old office if they are an incumbent. AS: Even though Mayor de Blasio is expected to win handily why is he blitzing the airwaves with...

Duration: 00:06:02

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